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'''Cornelius Crane''' "'''Chevy'''" '''Chase''' (; born October 8, 1943) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Born into a prominent New York family, he worked a plethora of strange jobs before moving into comedy and began acting with ''National Lampoon (magazine)|National Lampoon''. He immediately became a key cast member in the debut season of ''Saturday Night Live'', where his recurring ''Weekend Update'' segment soon became a staple of the show. Chase is well known for his portrayal of the character Clark Griswold in five ''National Lampoon's Vacation (film series)|National Lampoon's Vacation'' films, and for his roles in comedies including ''Foul Play (1978 film)|Foul Play'' (1978), ''Caddyshack'' (1980), ''Seems Like Old Times (film)|Seems Like Old Times'' (1980), ''Fletch (film)|Fletch'' (1985), ''Spies Like Us'' (1985), and ''¡Three Amigos!'' (1986). He has...
Birth nameCornelius Crane Chase
Birth date{{birth date and age|1943|10|8}}
Birth placeLower Manhattan|Lower Manhattan, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian, writer, producer
Active1967–present
Spouse{{marriage|Suzanne Chase|1973|1976|end=div}}
{{marriage|Jacqueline Carlin|1976|1980|end=div}}
{{marriage|Jayni Luke|1982}}
MediumStand up comedy|Stand-up, film, television
GenreSketch comedy, improvisational comedy, physical comedy, slapstick
InfluencesErnie Kovacs
InfluencedMike Myers (actor)|Mike Myers, Will Ferrell, Tim Allen, Will Arnett, Rob Huebel, Ryan Reynolds, Dave Chappelle
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